Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County Inc (dba Parenting Matters)
602 3rd Street East
Bradenton FL 34208
Mission
To strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in at risk families through comprehensive parenting education and support services.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Katrina J. Bellemare
Board Chair Mrs. Julie Rothfeld
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Parenting Matters
Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County, Inc.
Former Names
Family Partnership Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1996
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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Impact Statement
Last Year’s Impact

1. Successfully launched our new name, Parenting Matters, to better reflect the work we do and increase community awareness. Name change included a new logo, website, and branded materials.

2. Recognized as a leading agency in Manatee County Government’s Results First Initiative, a framework for identifying program effectiveness - changes in client behavior, rather than simply reporting program activities (number of sessions, hours, etc.)

3.Served 2,059 parents and children in our various programs, with 95%+ outcome successes.

4. Served 185 parents and children in our Chosen Families, adoption support and preservation program, since it began in October 2015

5. Launched a Compassionate Companies annual sponsorship program raising $ 20,000 in its first year

 
This Year's Goals
1. Continue addressing the increase in child removal rates due to child abuse and the opioid epidemic in Manatee and Sarasota Counties 
2. Expand services in Sarasota County to reach more at risk families in need of intensive parenting education and support programs with a focus on early learning and in home services
3. Implement robust marketing and fund development plans
4. Remodel current office space to create a direct service center, resource area, and additional work stations
Needs Statement

1. Support to immediately provide in home services to referred families to decrease child abuse and removal rates ($3,000.00/family)

2. Support to create a direct service center, resource area, and additional offices in our existing building (est. cost $25,000)

3. Board Member(s) with human resources expertise.

4. Volunteer(s) for administrative support, such as: data entry, filing, answering phones, etc.

5. Scholarships for families to attend our Chosen Families weekend retreat for post-adoption support ($500 per family).

Background Statement

The organization was founded in 1992 by a few caring professionals working in child welfare and education, and a local Exchange Club. Their mission was to provide education and support to at risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. The mission remains unchanged today. They helped 3 families in 1993. In 1996 the organization became a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt corporation.

In 2003, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), based on successful outcomes, asked us to provide the primary parenting services for court assigned Manatee County residents. In 2006, Sarasota County residents were added; these contracts continue.

Parenting Matters, formally Family Partnership Center, is now one of 67 Child Abuse Prevention Centers nationally (one of 6 in Florida) affiliated with the National Exchange Club (NEC). NEC has a strict accreditation process to ensure compliance with professional standards to maintain a high degree of quality in their programs and business operations. We pay no dues, yet have regular access to the latest research and best practices. Our in-home “Parent Partner Program” is their Evidence-Based “Exchange Parent Aide Program” designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. We received the highest rating possible (AAA) in our last accreditation review.

Factors that distinguish our organization:

1. We have focused solely on quality parenting education and support for families in our community for 23 years.

2. We have a highly Skilled and trained program team: all have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, many with master's including: a substance abuse counselor, a former director of Easter Seals Child Development Center/ licensed special education teacher, a former Head Start teacher/home visiting supervisor, a master’s level psychologist, and a licensed social worker. 43% are bilingual (Spanish)

3. We offer customized programs (not “cookie cutter”) to meet the individual needs of each family and serve them as long as it takes parents to internalize their learning and thereby be able to permanently change inappropriate parenting behaviors. We assess every parent and draw from variety of curriculum to meet the needs each parent enrolled, an approach supported by research as most successful.

4. We offer a continuum of programs to meet the unique needs of each family: weekly in home visitation, weekly support groups, workshops and classes.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We serve families throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  We travel to families' homes and hold programs in several facilities throughout the service area.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I learned about Parenting Matters (named Family Partnership Center, at the time) almost immediately after moving to Florida with my husband and three children nineteen years ago. I was drawn to the organizational mission having enjoyed parenting classes and mentoring through a program offered in Burlington, Vermont where my children were born; I felt then, as I do now, that no one is born knowing how to parent and that all parents deserve (and need!) help. My children were young and though I eagerly wanted to become involved as a Board Member at Parenting Matters, I simply did not have enough time due to my other school-related volunteer commitments (Parent-Teacher Organization, School Advisory Council, etc).

I have a Bachelors Degree from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health in the field of Health Finance and Management. My work experience has been in the non-profit arena specifically at an Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. When my children were born I had the opportunity to stay home full-time.

As my children got older I began to have more time and have now been on the Board of Directors for a number of years. During that time our Board has been in a period of great and very positive transition. Under the leadership of our immediate past Board President many positive changes have been implemented, and we have diversified the board’s areas of expertise further strengthening the organization in my opinion.

Our Executive Director, Katrina Bellemare, has done a truly remarkable job ensuring that our staff is second-to-none. They are highly educated and work well as a team. Our Board endeavors to strengthen the organization in preparation for inevitable shifts in the non-profit environment stabilizing it with the knowledge that the only sure thing is change! Through our customary Board-type work of meetings and committees that regularly and robustly meet, we have also created two new events (our Impact Celebration and our Sangria Showdown) which have given us the opportunity to work closely together as a Board to raise awareness of our organization in our local community as well as to increase financial support.

As an organization we continue to provide a service that I hope will someday be utilized by every single parent in our community. There is a saying that “Bringing up children is the most important job you’ll ever have.” I agree…and we should provide on-the-job training for every single parent out there!

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Our vision is to ensure all families in our community have access to the skills and support to effectively parent their children.

Parenting Matters is unique in its ability to customize services to meet the ever-changing landscape that parents face. There is no degree in parenting. Babies do not come with instructions. Yet, parenting is one of the most important vocations. The "family unit" has evolved so that extended family is no longer next door or nearby, in fact, may be thousands of miles away. There are more single parents. For many, parenting is more difficult than ever before.

Our staff, at Parenting Matters, is degreed, experienced, and dedicated. Intercepting negative behaviors by promoting positive ones takes time and skilled educators. We provide both. Research shows the best vehicle to protect children and promote healthy development is to improve parenting skills.  Parents play the largest role in a child’s development. By helping parents, we are helping children thrive and lead productive lives.

Parenting Matters was founded to help parents become stronger parents, so children are safe and thriving. Our focus continues to be on promoting healthy development through child abuse prevention, adoption support and preservation services, and early learning and literacy programs. Research shows that for every $1 invested in prevention, up to $10 in treatment can be avoided.

We believe all parents want to do the best job possible. We know that by providing effective parenting education, the result is enhanced parenting skills and optimal outcomes for children. Whether it’s a first-time parent, teenage mom, grandparent with custody of grandchildren, or experienced parent, we can help build a stronger family.

Programs
Description

Parent Partner Program is an evidence-based home visiting program that strengthens families and prevents child maltreatment through weekly sessions with a professional Parenting Educator. Parents of children ages 0-12 develop the skills necessary to foster safe and healthy child development by educating and coaching parents in positive parenting skills, appropriate methods of discipline, and age-appropriate expectations of child behavior. Parenting Educators utilize emergent, research-based curricula (integrating a variety of standardized curricula) to strengthen protective factors in families.

The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect has identified in home parenting education as the most promising method of preventing child maltreatment. This program is customized to support the individual’s learning style, interests, risk factors, and current needs. A personalized case plan is prepared for each family with targeted outcomes that are constantly monitored and measured.

Budget $241,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success

90% of parents completing 20 home visits will achieve all of their individualized behavioral goals in the areas of child safety, problem solving skills, parenting skills, and social supports, which will strengthen the family and place them out of the risk range for child abuse/neglect.

Long Term Success

This evidence-based program is designed to permanently strengthen families and prevent child abuse. Research supports these long term benefits for families and the community: “Effective parenting education programs have been linked with decreased rates of child abuse and neglect, better physical, cognitive and emotional development in children, improved parent-child communication, reduced youth substance abuse, and more effective parental monitoring and discipline.” Small, S. A./ Mather, R. S. 2009

Programs like this will reduce devastating outcomes for children and save our community millions of dollars in treatment. Abused and neglected children often have attachment disorders, social adjustment difficulties and inadequate school readiness skills. As these young victims grow, they are at high risk for teen pregnancy, juvenile crime, gang involvement, substance abuse, school failure and health/mental health problems. DCF estimates the cost of foster care to be $64,377/child/year.

Program Success Monitoring

Parenting Matters was invited to be one of the first agencies to successfully transition into the Results 1st framework through Manatee County Government’s initiative (in consultation with Hal Williams). As an accredited member of National Exchange Club, staff have access to effective evaluation methods and frequently exchange information on research and effective teaching materials.

Changes in parenting behaviors are verified through a variety of tools: (1) professional observation and documentation; (2) Pre-post test results of the Eyberg Child Behavior Index (children ages 2-12) and either the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory or Protective Factors Survey; and (3) Post Program Survey completed by parent documenting what environmental changes have occurred and how they have used what they have learned. Parents must score out of the risk range and demonstrate positive, sustained behavioral changes in their assessed risk areas to successfully complete the program.

Program Success Examples

Rosalba called Parenting Matters out of desperation. Her marriage was shaky and she could barely stand being with her four children.  Screaming and fighting had become their way of life. Rosalba felt trapped, isolated, and suicidal.

Her Parenting Educator helped her see the importance of setting rules and limits, having routines and logical consequences.  The home environment slowly became peaceful, loving and secure. She began to look forward to spending time with her kids.  No longer feeling alone, she relaxed enough to enjoy being a mom and truly nurture her children.

Simple words spoken by their oldest, Maria, gave testament to this family’s life-altering and successful transformation:  “Mommy, I thought you were a mean mommy because you yelled at me so much.  But your teacher has helped you become a good mommy and I wouldn’t trade you for all the toys in this world!”

Description

Musical Motion is unique class where parents and their preschoolers participate interactively while exploring music, sign and foreign language, as well as ABC’s and 123’s. Sessions of Musical Motion focus on creative activities to build preschoolers’ social skills and enhance brain development. Using puppets, parachutes and scarves, children learn about the Forty Developmental Assets, health, safety, and motor skill development – all while parents share information and tips for effective parenting. For many children this is the first time they are being introduced to a semi-formal structured class (free play, craft, book, and music/motion). The skills learned during this crucial developmental period, as well as the inherent love for literacy and learning will be a foundational cornerstone children will build on for the rest of their academic years and in their own careers.

Classes are offered in several locations throughout the community in English and Spanish.

Budget $36,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents will develop a better understanding of their children’s behavior and growth development. Parents will also learn and report using new parenting information, strategies and/or skills and help their children gain skills needed for school readiness, literacy, and language development.

Long Term Success

Research shows many long-term benefits for this program model: “Toddlers in a program that encouraged interaction and play with their mothers, grew into adults with higher IQs, greater educational attainment and less involvement in violence than kids who did not receive the early stimulation.The most exciting finding was the reduction in violent behavior” said Dr. Susan Walker, the lead researcher and a professor at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Bernard Dreyer, a pediatrics professor at New York University School of Medicine, said “the results show that the benefits of early childhood stimulation can ripple for years – increasing the likelihood of excelling in school and avoiding violence. Children who were stimulated were also 65 percent less likely to be involved in fights and violent crime as adults, and they performed better in math and reading tests.”

Program Success Monitoring

Our outcomes are based on scientific factors that are shown to affect the health, safety, and early development of young children. Outcomes are measured through a combination of subjective assessments, observation, surveys and pre/post-tests.

Program Success Examples

Mateo’s third birthday was quickly approaching; his mother, Angela, knew this should be a celebratory event, but it wasn’t. Instead, Angela felt she failed Mateo. Unlike most 3 year olds, Mateo had yet to speak a word, despite consistent encouragement. She fears developmentally something is wrong, but the doctors struggled to pinpoint a cause of Mateo’s delay.

By chance, Angela met Lizzie, a Parenting Educator with Parenting Matters. Lizzie encouraged Angela to attend Musical Motion after learning about Mateo’s delays. Angela was desperate and agreed.

At first Mateo was clingy, refusing to participate, but overtime began engaging. One day, while working on the concepts of “up” and “down,” just like that, IT HAPPENED. Mateo raised his sticks, mimicking Lizzie and said “UP!” Without hesitation, lowered his sticks and said “DOWN!” - The sound of his voice shook the room. Angela, Lizzie and the other parents welled up with tears.

Mateo's speech continues to progress daily.

Description

The Active Parenting Program is a 12-session group series that provides parents with effective tools to deal with the day-to-day issues of raising children. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of children ages 0-17 meet with professional parenting educators to discuss common parenting challenges like communication, listening skills, family bonding, child development, family safety, literacy, family dynamics, discipline, and temperament. Parents are also encouraged to bring up topics they want to learn about such as overcoming language and cultural barriers, bullying, and school success.

Active Parenting Plus is a combination of this parenting group along with 5 in home sessions per family to address specific needs and risk factors. This successful, cost-effective model is designed for families needing a strong support system as well as specialized education.

Budget $29,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents will increase positive parenting behaviors that decrease their risk of child abuse and neglect.

Long Term Success

Group topics correlate to the 6 Protective Factors that research has shown to reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect. All groups are tailored to the needs of parents with similar interests (teen moms, Spanish Speaking parents, parents of newborns, parents of children with special needs, etc.). By offering various group formats, we are able to target and address risk factors common to the group and provide education and support to reduce these risks so children are safe and able to reach their full potential.

Program Success Monitoring

Parents completing group sessions will report changing behaviors that promote protective factors and decrease risk of abuse in three of four areas: keeping children safe, self-care, support seeking, and using positive parenting skills. Documentation of participants progress will be maintained by Parenting Educators.  Parents also receiving home visits will be observed and document behavioral changes that demonstrate a reduction in assessed risk factors.

Program Success Examples

Jose and Monica, came to our group because their youngest child had been removed from them by the State. Their child had gotten hurt while at her babysitter’s but Jose and Monica did not seek prompt medical attention due to the fact that they did not think she was “that” hurt.

At first, their attitude was one of anger and fear. All they could talk about was how unfair the removal of their child was. They also thought that we were part of the State agency that had “taken” their child. Little by little, step-by-step, Jose and Monica came to see our group as a support group where they could learn and express their thoughts and feelings without being judged. Jose and Monica started participating more. They started joining conversations and discussions, and the rest of the group found their comments helpful. The group itself started seeing them as “good role models.”

The support, encouragement, and parenting skills they have gained helped them reunite safely with their daughter.

Description

This is a group parenting education and support program offered to parents recovering from addiction. We work with parents who have been struggling with addiction and with parents who are parenting substance-exposed newborns. Parenting for families struggling with the added stress of addiction and/or early recovery can be overwhelming. Taking care of a substance exposed newborn is also challenging: babies lose their ability to self-regulate their bodies which makes them crankier, inconsolable, and unable to drink formula and many other "symptoms" that require the parent to have special skills and added coping/patience to handle the situation without ending in abuse and/or neglect. Referrals for families misusing/abusing prescription drugs throughout the County are at epidemic proportions. According to DCF, substance abuse is one of the top reasons for child abuse reports and removals.

Budget $12,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents completing the series of 12 sessions, will report changing behaviors that promote protective factors and decrease risk of abuse in three of four areas: keeping children safe, self-care, support seeking and using positive parenting skills. Drug court participants will also report in a weekly log their changes in behaviors related to addiction’s impact their family. The Parenting Educator will also review logs and document progress.

Long Term Success

Parents will have an increase in protective factors that research has shown to reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect. Parents who are able to maintain their sobriety will be equipped to provide a safe nurturing environment for their children and enable them to reach their full potential.

Program Success Monitoring

Parent and Parenting Educator will evaluate each session at its conclusion as to what targeted indicators were learned and the parent’s intent to apply that information before the next scheduled group.

Parenting Educator will keep ongoing notes documenting parent’s reporting of information learned and demonstration of new skills.

Parents complete a weekly log to provide their written evaluation of what was learned, what environmental changes have occurred, and how they have used what they have learned.

Program Success Examples Clare R. came to our agency referred by First Step of Sarasota. She had a history of drug abuse but had been clean for 18 months following her participation in the Mothers and Infants program. She is a single mom of a daughter, Ashley, 2 years old.  She was an abused child and admits that she got involved in drugs to numb the painful memories.  She is convinced that this support group is “her lifeline” and that when she attends meetings every week, it encourages, it makes her accountable and it reminds her how important she is to her child. In her own words, “it puts everything else into perspective.” She says it helps her “remember the reasons that she is remaining clean.” Clare is hungry to learn new parenting tools and is always open and honest in her shortcomings.  Sometimes she cannot wait until her scheduled weekly session and she calls the facilitator to share her challenges or successes with what she is learning! 
Description

Chosen Families is a unique, multi-faceted support program for adoptive families integrating best practices and significant agency collaboration. Parenting Matters has formally partnered with Family Resources and Family Network on Disabilities Manasota to utilize our community’s existing expertise and provide a continuum of quality adoption preservation and support services. Collectively, Chosen Families’ agencies will provide Service Coordination, Counseling, Parenting Education, Respite Care, and Educational Advocacy to address the vast needs of adoptive parents and children alike. Services are available in the family’s home, in office, and in community groups. Manatee County Government identified the need for this program when researching the overwhelming number of children being returned to foster care and a lack of adequate resources in Manatee County. Parenting Matters developed the Chosen Families program to address these needs from prevention to treatment.

Budget $407,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Adoption
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
Outcomes were developed by Manatee County Government:
 
1)  Of the parents participating in parent training and/or coaching services for a minimum of 3 months, 70% will demonstrate an increase in parenting skills competency as measured by the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC).
 
2)  Of the parents participating in parent training sessions for a minimum of 6 months, 80% will demonstrate an increased level of commitment to their adoptive children as measure by a Pre and Post Commitment Scale.
 
3)  Of the parents who have received ongoing post adoptive services for a minimum of 6 months, 85% will demonstrate lower stress as measured by the Parent Stress Index (PSI).
Long Term Success

Of the families completing 12 months or more of post adoptive support services, 90% will demonstrate an increased level of commitment to their adoptive children as measured by a Pre and Post Commitment Scale and report no disruption of the child’s placement within the adoptive family home for 6 months or more.

Program Success Monitoring

In addition to agency and program training, staff will undergo up to 50 hours of adoption-competency training to provide quality, intensive services.

Program-wide outcome measurement tools include: Parenting Sense of Competence Scale, Commitment Scale, and Parent Stress Index.

Each provider will also utilize their program-specific tools to assess client success including case notes, pre/post evaluations, and additional testing.

Program Success Examples

“Since adopting my two daughters eleven years ago at ages 1 and 2, we have really struggled as a family with so many things that a typical family does not – multiple mental and behavioral issues, Reactive Attachment disorder, drug & alcohol exposure in utero, difficulties in school and difficulties finding capable affordable child care, and the stress on our marriage to name a few.

Since having Lois providing support and education to myself and my family, I feel better equipped to handle situations at home with the kids. Respite care has been a huge help as well, as child care continues to be a need for our family. Mary has been so valuable in helping me navigate the school I.E. P. process and in fighting for my daughter’s educational rights as a student with a disability.

I truly wish I had had access to a program like this sooner and my hope is that more families can benefit from these services, as they have helped me and my family.

Thank you so much, Janice”

Comments
Program Comments by Organization All of our parenting education programs are designed to build strong parents, so our community's children are safe and thriving.  We also have specific expertise in child abuse prevention, adoptive families, raising children with special needs, and early learning and literacy.  Our programs focus on the parents as they have the greatest impact and influence on their children and change can take place for the entire family and generations.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Katrina J. Bellemare
CEO Term Start Apr 2013
CEO/Executive Director Email kbellemare@parentingmattersfl.org
Experience
Katrina Bellemare joined the staff of Parenting Matters in 2008.  She has a BSW and 17 years of experience in the social service field including direct and administrative services, management, and financial accounting.  She is passionate about helping children and families.  Her work history includes international adoption, children's crisis shelter, after school programs, and children's mental health facility.
 
Katrina has participated in numerous training programs in fundraising and leadership. She is also active in the community (Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Clubs).
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
David E. Potter June 2002 - Mar 2013
Susan Swartz 1994 - 1999
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs. Katrina Bellemare Executive Director
Mrs. Barbara Brownell Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 7
Volunteers 110
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Building strong families and preventing child abuse and neglect often involves a team of support. With 24 years of credibility, we are frequently asked to lead a team or to be a key player. Some of the providers we work with frequently are: Safe Children Coalition (DCF), Hope Family Services (Domestic Violence), Public Libraries, Manatee County Government, Manatee and Sarasota County Schools, Manatee Community Action Agency, Centerstone (Mental Health), Forty Carrots, Turning Points, Salvation Army, Healthy Start Coalitions, Early Learning Coalitions, Early Steps, Family Resources, and Family Network on Disabilities . We are also an active member of the Manatee Home Visiting Coalition, which is a consortium of home visiting agencies that meet to reduce duplication of services and share resources and referrals. We are also a member of The Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County’s Coordinated Intake and Referral Committee, which is focused on developing a single point of entry for families into home visiting services.
 
Providers we work less frequently with are: Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Just for Girls, First Step, and Children First.
 
Collaborations are very helpful when they work for the betterment of the families and the agencies. They often require compromise and even concessions, but they can bring real synergy and effectiveness.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency2008
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization1994
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
National Exchange Club Foundation2014
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Commercial General Liability
Professional Liability
General Property Coverage
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2017
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization Our Board has recently developed a disaster/emergency plan task force.  This task force is scheduled to complete the Continuity of Operations plan by March 2018.  This document will be uploaded after the giving challenge.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Julie Rothfeld
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board Chair Email jrothfeld@mac.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Steve Adams Adams Insurance and Consulting
Nicholas Azzara Manatee County Government
Doug Booth Wagner Realty
Joey Brannon CPAAxiom CPA, P.A.
Dawn Custer BMO Harris Bank
Brennan Decima Fidelilty Investments
Michele Ensminger Anderson & Associates
Valerie Filipski MSWDove
Gary Graham Ph. D.Retired Educational Program Director/Manager
Veronica Huzzard Super Insurance
Don Ide The Trophy Case
Ann S. Johnson Law Office of Ann S. Johnson PA
Valerie Longo PCI Communications
Bill MacArthur Community Volunteer
Gregg Pead CPARetired
Carol Peters RNFlorida Department of Health In Manatee Cty
Julie Rothfeld MHScCommunity Volunteer
Lauren Stanell Community Volunteer
Chris Williams Aginto Solutions
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 10
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 72
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Finance
Executive
Personnel
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $770,463.00
Projected Expenses $770,463.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
9902016
IRS form 9902015
9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
2012 Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
Audit2008
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$618,339$342,332$329,858
Administration Expense$65,599$46,926$44,490
Fundraising Expense$11,143$7,465$8,960
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.081.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$576,184$492,884$462,765
Current Assets$272,327$181,725$161,937
Long-Term Liabilities$214,309$216,611$235,964
Current Liabilities$31,574$44,747$25,854
Total Net Assets$330,301$231,526$200,947
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountChosen Families $358,054Parent Partner Program $135,262Contributions, gifts, grants $155,299
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountParent Partner Program $191,373Contributions, gifts, grants $115,195Parent Partner Program $68,853
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $142,251Chosen Families $111,102Care Coordination $67,789
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.634.066.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets37%44%51%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
We strongly discourage deficit spending and also prefer to avoid debt. We are committed to keeping our administrative costs below 12% by utilizing volunteers effectively, and by close adherence to budgetary spending. Also, gifts in kind are continuously solicited.

The goal is to allocate as much revenue directly to programs as possible.

Over 80% of our operating costs are labor related (salaries, benefits, travel, training, and contractors)

We have been most successful in increasing government contracts and securing repeat private source donations.

Finally, FPC is audited numerous times annually and we have never incurred a material control weakness issue, or a qualified audit opinion.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990s and audit documents.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County Inc (dba Parenting Matters)
Address 602 3rd Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone 941 756-3007

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